Sarah has over 15 years of experience working as an Addiction and Concurrent Disorder Counsellor/Therapist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), in addition to several years of experience teaching Concurrent Disorders in the Social Service Worker Program at George Brown College.
She obtained a BA in Sociology and went on to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counselling. In order to compliment her practice, Sarah became a certified Hatha/Kundalini Yoga Teacher and has received training in various therapeutic modalities including; Mindfulness, Meditation, Trauma-Informed Approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
Sarah has extensive experience collaborating with community-based organizations to provide support for both youth and adults with substance abuse/addiction and concurrent mental health concerns, including individuals with various intersecting issues such as gender-based abuse/violence and involvement in the criminal justice system.
Sarah offers a client-centred, strength-based, holistic approach to Counselling that focuses on collaboration and personal empowerment.
Her clients are invited to show up as they are and are welcomed and supported within a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate space.
Sarah is a passionate mental health and human rights advocate who believes that education and awareness are fundamental in building stronger, healthier, more compassionate communities where deep healing and transformation is possible and everyone is afforded the opportunity to thrive.